Finalis Legal Notices
Effective date: March 16, 2022
We Respect Your Privacy
Finalis Securities, LLC (“Finalis” or “we”) places a high value on the trust and confidence our customers place in us. Today’s technology allows for broad and deep sharing of information, so it is important that we have put in place safeguards and policies to protect your information.
Collection of Information
We collect only the information we need to serve you and administer our business. We are committed to keeping your information confidential and we place strict limits and controls on the use and sharing of your information. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of your information. We collect, retain and use client information to aid in providing you with suitable investment recommendations and high quality customer service. This information comes to us from a variety of sources. It can include information you provide on applications or forms such as name, address, social security number, date of birth, income, net worth, and information about account transactions (such as purchases, sales and account balances). The information could be received while you are a client of our firm and/or could have been collected by your advisor prior to joining our firm.
We Place Strict Limits and Controls on the Use and Sharing of Your Information
We do not disclose any non-public personal information about you or former clients to anyone, except as permitted by law and as set forth in this document. Specifically, so that our firm may continue to offer products and services that meet your investing needs, and to effect transactions that you request, we may disclose information to our employees, affiliates, registered representatives and their affiliated businesses, companies that perform administrative or marketing services on our behalf, and reporting and regulatory agencies (pursuant to Anti-Money Laundering requirements). As stated in our agreements with these companies, they will only use non-public information for the services for which we have specified, and are not permitted to use or share this information for any other purpose. These firms are required to have policies and procedures to protect your confidential information.
Access to your information will be provided only to authorized affiliates; employees; vendors including those permitted by law in order to prevent fraud, control risk, resolve complaints or as otherwise required by law; credit reporting agencies; registered associates; and staff members who require the information to facilitate and administer your business. We maintain (and require these authorized parties to maintain) physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state standards to protect this information. If the representative serving your account(s) leaves our firm to join another firm, he or she may retain copies of your personal information to continue to service you at the new firm, but is otherwise required to keep confidential the personal information obtained from you while affiliated with us. Under no circumstances do we sell this information to any person or entity. If you decide at some point to close your account or become an inactive client, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice.
The material on this website is for the general information of our clients and visitors. This website does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or investment product, and may not be relied upon in connection with any offer or sale of securities. Nothing on this website is a recommendation that you purchase, sell or hold any security, or that you pursue any investment style or strategy. Nothing on this website is intended to be, and you should not consider anything on the website to be, investment, accounting, tax or legal advice.
Customer Identification Program
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money-laundering activities, and to verify your identity, federal law may require Finalis to obtain your name, date of birth, address and a government-issued identification number before opening your account. If you are acting on behalf of a corporate entity, we may be required to obtain your name and title, and the corporation’s address and government-issued identification number. In certain circumstances, Finalis may obtain and verify this information with respect to any person(s) authorized to effect transactions in an account. Your account may be restricted and/or closed if Finalis cannot verify this information. Finalis will not be responsible for any losses or damages (including but not limited to lost opportunities) resulting from any failure to provide this information, or from any restriction placed upon, or closing of, your account.
Conflicts of Interest
Finalis and its affiliates may from time to time engage in activities that are in conflict with their securities customers. The employees of Finalis, its contract consultants, and its affiliates are bound to the customer’s best interests and are required to notify Finalis of any possible or potential conflict of interest which may result from their other activities, and may commence such other activities only after the prior, written approval of Finalis, which may not be unreasonably withheld.
IMPORTANT: All investing is risky, and no investor should decide to commit funds without first consulting with a competent professional adviser. Some or all invested funds can be lost. The past performance of any investment, investment strategy or investment style is not indicative of future performance. Future results may vary, and are not guaranteed. The value of investments and their income may increase or decrease, and a loss of principal - including all principal - may occur.
Finalis is primarily a private placement banker and broker. A private placement is the sale of registered or unregistered securities to a limited number of qualified private investors, including institutional investors, accredited individuals, and entities that meet certain investor eligibility requirements. Securities purchased
through private placements typically fall into the category of alternative assets - investments that often have a low correlation to public markets and offer essential diversification to portfolios dominated by traditional stocks and bonds.
However, private placements generally are highly illiquid, and are not subject to public disclosure obligations. Investors should consult professional advisers, perform deep due diligence, and engage in careful deliberation before investing.
Investing in private placements requires high risk tolerance, low liquidity concerns, and long-term commitment. Investors must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. For those reasons, these offerings may be made available only to certain institutional investors and high net worth individuals and entities. As with all alternative investments, investors must meet certain eligibility tests to qualify as purchasers. Currently, entities must have assets of at least $5 million (or all individual owners meet accredited investor tests). Individuals must have a net worth of more than $1 million or gross income for each of the last two years of at least $200,000 ($300,000 with spouse) with the expectation of the same income in the current year, excluding one’s residence.